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Family Portrait

The Influencer

“My uncle was home on leave from the Navy just in time to teach me ‘the bird’ right before we had pictures taken.”

(submitted by Codi)

The Emperor’s New Groove

“My family goes all out for our annual photo. Mom calls Dad ‘The Emperor’ because he likes to think he runs the household.”

(via source)

Tough Mudders

“We finally got a family photo that represents us.”

(via source)

20+ Church Directory Photos From The Cutting Room Floor

A church directory is like a phone book for everyone who attends a church. Families submit their contact info and a photograph and the church publishes and distributes it. The...

Dad’s Dojo

“My father insisted that all of us must begin lessons in karate after The Karate Kid came out in the 1980’s.  His pride in our accomplishments led to a family photo.”

(submitted by Kristi) 

Pick Of The Shoot

“I was photographing a client and their son snuck a pick.”

(Captured by Carri + Adrienne Photography)

Hell Bent

“This is my great-grandpa (left), Gramma Adele (right), her sister, and my oldest uncle, Stuart. Gramma Adele is 89 this year. Allow me to recreate what was said as this photo was taken:

Grandpa: C’mon! Smile for the picture!
Grandson: WA-A-A-AH
Mother: Dad, I don’t think he wants to take a picture around all these creepy ceramic animals.
Grandson: WA-A-A-AH!
Aunt: Just take the damn pic–
[FLASH]”

(submitted by Mike)

Little Darth

“My family was asked to bring their favorite item to a Unitarian church photoshoot. I brought a flip phone, my father a guitar, and my 8-year-old brother his Darth Vader mask. He refused to take the photo without it.”

(submitted by Zoe)

Sunday Funday

“This was taken for the church directory. I not happy that I’m wearing a dress, and my little sister was busy picking her nose, and little brother was just plain not a happy camper.”

(submitted by Leigh)

The Unflattering

“This picture is of me and my little sister on Easter in 2004. Evidently, my mother found it cute to dress me as if I were still 4-years-old. When a girl like me has hair like that, plus huge glasses, braces, a tiny headband and a frilly dress, it doesn’t work. My dad then honed in on his photo editing skills and gave us a very appropriate backdrop. All I can say is, ‘WTF?!'”

(submitted by Lindsi)